ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
MAKE LOVE, AND WAR - THE WEDLOCK OF ROSES
COLD MEAT INDUSTRY RELEASE: OCTOBER 13, 2000 REVIEW:
OCTOBER 30, 2000
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio are the continuation of Ordo Equilibrio, but
without female vocalist Chelsea Krook. The music gives you a feeling of the
apocalypse and I simply state that this is apocalyptic neofolk.
The album contains seven tracks as well as an outro and an intro. Six of
the seven real songs are good or even great! One favourite is "Ashen Like Love,
and Black Like the Snow" with march drums and sampled folk masses, sending
shivers down mine spine because of the power. This song also has the good
vocals, strings and acoustic guitars, typical for most songs
featured on the album. Another great one is "Flowers and Moonshine in My
Garden of Eden". It has very appealing melodies and dull drums, all
implicating ruin and misery.
If there's something to complain about, it's the lyrics. I get the feeling that these lyrics have been
written with a Swedish-English lexicon very close at hand. It seems as if
Tomas Pettersson has used many unusual words he knows - or maybe doesn't
know? Although, at times they're beautiful although pretentious.
Well, never mind that since this is a cool album which you should own!